El Último Viaje
Synopsis: As a design student, Valeria wants to play an intricate part of the vibrant, colorful, international fashion, and modeling industry in Medellín, Colombia. Her beauty is her passport, and her connections catapult to new heights. Adrenaline, ambition, and adventure drive her thirst for success. As glitz and glam steal her heart, her core values are challenged. Life takes some unexpected turns, and Valeria encounters detours that lead to different paths. Each path has its own set of risks. There comes a time where we each have to choose our own destiny. How will Valeria choose?
Novel Themes Places
Family, Relationships, Decisions, Health-Care System, Fashion Industry, Modelling, etc.
Drug Mules /War on drugs (Parts of the story chronicles how Medellín climbed from a dangerous city to one of the most visited, beloved, and technological cities of Colombia!).
Venezuelan Crisis- (Reference to the Venezuelan-Colombian Crisis through an ancillary character)
La EPS- health care system in Colombia (One of the major cruxes of the novel)
Medellín, Barranquilla, Cali, Barcelona
People (referenced as part of the story):
Fernando Botero- Artist
Pablo Escobar (One of the character's father died in the fight against Escobar, which gives him the impetus behind contributing to the new "Medellín).
Vanessa Mendoza- First Afro-Colombian beauty Queen
Artwork, Fashion and Technology Industry in Medellín, Tourism, Typical Colombian Breakfast, Botero, Relationships, etc
Medelllín new economy (Fashion industry, Technology Innovation)
Beauty Pageants (References)
Coffee Zone (connection)
Teacher's Manual for El Último Viaje will be available through Voces Digital by Teacher's Discovery.
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